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Finally, Senate Receives 2016 Budget, AGF Audit Reports

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The Senate, on Monday, received the 2016 budget and the 2014 Auditor-General of the Federation audit reports.

This comes after weeks of bulk passing between the executive and the legislature over errors discovered in the document.

The 2016 budget report marked “2016 Appropriation Bill, 2016 (SB.212), was presented by the chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje.

Also, Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume presented the AGF Audit report entitled “Accounts of the Federation of Nigeria.”

He asked the Senate to “receive the Annual Report of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the accounts of the Federation of Nigeria for the year ended 31st December, 2014 in accordance with section 85(2) and (5) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

The Chairmanship, Senate Committee on Education (Basic), Senator Aliyu Wamako, confirmed to The Punch that the budget would be considered and passed tomorrow, Wednesday, 23rd March 2016.

It was leant that the senate may possibly hold two sessions to enable it to pass the fiscal document.